The Animal Industry Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is committed to protecting, regulating, and promoting Animal Health. Public health, animal health and well-being, and animal industries are safeguarded through collaborative efforts and implementation of effective programs. The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate, and direct work activities as it relates to animal industries. These activities are put in place to promote public health, animal health and well-being, and to safeguard animal industries.
The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Although the official work location for this position is "Constitution Hall in Lansing, Michigan", our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response. To learn more about MDARD’s overall COVID-19 response efforts supporting Michigan Food and Agriculture Industry, please visit MDARD - Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (michigan.gov)
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is comprised of six divisions that use a custom...er-driven, solution-oriented approach to cultivate and expand new economic opportunities for the food and agricultural sector; safeguard the public's food supply; inspect and enforce sound animal health practices; control and eradicate plant pests and diseases threatening the $104.7 billion food and agriculture system; preserve the environment by which the farming community makes their living and feeds consumers; and protect consumers by enforcing laws relating to weights and measures.
MDARD is committed to a department-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion program that builds upon our values and invests in our employees. We provide an inclusive culture through involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized.